Colorado Politics: Proposal to cap candidate contributions in Colorado’s local elections advances
Colorado Politics: Proposal to cap candidate contributions in Colorado's local elections advances
Elizabeth Steele with the nonprofit Colorado Common Cause said even if HB 1245 doesn’t apply to all cities, it will make a difference in leveling the playing field for voters and candidates alike. Steele said it will increase the value of support from everyday citizens, and make it easier for candidates who aren’t independently wealthy to run for office.
“HB 1245 might not address some of the issues we are reading about related to money in the mayoral races in Denver and Colorado Springs … but it will address other important contests throughout the state where large money interests can easily outspend and out-speak the voices of ordinary citizens,” Steele said.
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